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Vivianne Miedema applies finishing touch to earn Arsenal point at Juventus

A well-balanced encounter ended with Arsenal being held by their Italian hosts. The influential Lineth Beerensteyn had put Juventus ahead in the second half before Vivianne Miedema hit back to ensure her side returned home with a valuable point. Jonas Eidevall was satisfied after his Arsenal side came from behind to maintain their unbeaten European […]

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Miloš Degenek: ‘I escaped war as a baby football is not hardship, it’s joy’

Miloš Degenek was 16, the temperature was minus eight degrees, and a jacket was not part of his sartorial repertoire. “I had, like, two pairs of trackies underneath one another, and then four jumpers,” he says, “because I didn’t have money to buy a winter jacket.” Every day the budding Australian defender layered his clothes […]

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NFL Thanksgiving games: Bills beat Lions at death; Cowboys and Vikings win

Tyler Bass made a tiebreaking, 45-yard field goal with two seconds left, lifting the Buffalo Bills to a 28-25 win over the Detroit Lions on Thursday for their second victory in five days at Ford Field. Josh Allen set up the game-winning kick by starting the drive with a 36-yard pass to Stefon Diggs and […]

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Richarlison’s stunning double sinks Serbia to get Brazil up and running

Yes, Brazil: that’s pretty much how we remembered you. This is a new generation of Brazilian players, a new era and a new World Cup challenge. And yet by the same token this was a classic Brazilian tournament performance: the sort that feels as if it is being put on for our benefit. On a […]

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England transformed soccer in America. Now its players stand in USA’s way

USA captain Tyler Adams was a 13-year-old New York Red Bulls academy prospect in 2012 when NBC became the exclusive US media rights-holder for the Premier League in a deal that has since been credited with propelling soccer to new heights of popularity in the United States. Until then, nearly all English league matches were […]

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Ronaldo steals headlines again in Portugal’s thriller against Ghana

Oh no, not another Cristiano Ronaldo column. Well, what else could it be? Who else could it be? How about André Ayew, whose goal made it 1-1 and made a wild match of a night that, until then, really hadn’t been? João Félix, who clipped in a lovely shot to put Portugal back into the […]

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RFU under fire from MPs over its role in demise of Worcester and Wasps

The Rugby Football Union was accused of “failure on an epic scale” as the recent collapses of Worcester Warriors and Wasps were subjected to parliamentary scrutiny on Thursday. Julian Knight, chair of the digital, culture, media and sport select committee, put it to Bill Sweeney, the governing body’s chief executive, that he should consider his […]